LAKE LINDEN - Calumet just proved too strong for Lake Linden-Hubbell in a fiercely fought season finale for both teams, scoring 21 points in the fourth quarter for a 50-41 victory.
"We made some errors, some turnovers, they hit some shots and it snowballed out of control for us," LL-H coach Timm Gast said.
LL-H entered the fourth quarter with a narrow 31-29 lead on the U.P.'s No. 5-ranked team in Class ABC, but the Copper Kings hit three treys in the fourth as they pulled away.
Despite the outcome, Gast said he was pleased with his team's effort in a contest he described as physical "almost like a district game, but one game early."
"I'm very happy with the way the team is playing right now. We brought an intensity and physical play to the court that has been increasing game by game," he said.
Kristy Lasanen led all scorers with 18 points and made three triples. The senior set a new school record for three-pointers in a career with 93.
Lexie Rowe pitched in 15 points.
The Copper Kings finish the regular season 15-4 and will play Hancock in a Class C district first-round game Monday night at Houghton High School.
LL-H enters the postseason with a 9-10 mark. The Lakes also begin tournament play Monday, where they will face Chassell at Jeffers High.
Brittni Kisul led the Lakes with 12 points.
Calumet 7 10 12 21 - 50
LL-Hubbell 8 15 8 10 - 41
Calumet - Terra Erkkila 8, Clara Loukus 5, Lexie Rowe 15, Kristy Lasanen 18, Terilynne Budreau 3, Abby Bjorn 1; FT: 9-21; Fouls: 20; Fouled out: Bjorn; 3-point field goals: Erkkila 1, Loukus 1, Rowe 2, Lasanen 3.
Lake Linden-Hubbell - Erin Gast 7, Sarah Audette 7, Abby Sutherland 3, Brooke Corrigan 4, Brittni Kisul 12, Kayla Goodell 8; FT: 14-26; Fouls: 16; Fouled out: Audette; Technical foul: Bench; 3-point field goals: Audette 1.
Chassell 53, Hancock 49
HANCOCK - Chassell goes into district tournament play on the heels of one of its best all-around games of the season after it held off Hancock Thursday.
"I'm just glad that they played well before districts. We wanted to end our season on a good note," Chassell coach Brandi Hainault said.
The Panthers jumped out to a 12-4 lead after a quarter and made it stick. Though the Bulldogs rallied with 20 fourth-quarter points, Chassell upped its offensive production to match, scoring 16 to protect an eight-point third-quarter lead.
Chassell knocked down eight three-pointers, including four from Karli Michaels as part of a season-high 14 points. Jamie Dompier led the Panthers with 19.
On the other end, Lily Williams scored 19, easily setting a new career high in her last appearance at the HCH gym.
Kirsten Berg kicked in 14 for the Bulldogs (6-14), who play Calumet in the first round of Class C district play Monday at Houghton.
Chassell (11-8), which also got 10 points and two triples from Macy Holombo, will play Lake Linden-Hubbell at Jeffers in a Monday Class D district opener.
Chassell 12 10 15 16 - 53
Hancock 4 14 11 20 - 49
Chassell - Jamie Dompier 19, Karli Michaels 14, Kirsten Daavettila 8, Sara Kilpela 4, Macy Holombo 10; FT: 13-15; Fouls: 13; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Michaels 4, Daavettila 2, Holombo 2.
Hancock - Quincy Lorenzetti 3, Mackenzie Brunet 2, Kirsten Berg 14, Madisyn Wright 1, Taylor Pertile 2, Taylor Mattson 8, Lily Williams 19; FT: 8-15; Fouls: 15; Fouled out: Molly Berg, K. Berg; 3-point field goals: Lorenzetti 1, K. Berg 4, Williams 2.
Dollar Bay 38,
Ewen-Trout Creek 35
DOLLAR BAY - Dollar Bay was deliberate and efficient enough to win a nip-and-tuck season finale with E-TC Thursday.
"I think both teams played well defensively. We got the stops when we needed them," DB coach Steve Krahling said.
The Bays got 18 points from Julia Daavettila but also were getting every player involved.
"Our ball movement tonight was finally really good. Getting 10-12 passes before we would look to the basket. Just moving the ball was much better than we've done in a long time," Krahling said.
The Bays led 17-16 at half, edged ahead by five after three quarters and held on for the one-possession win.
Sam Robl led E-TC (12-7) with 14 points, but the Bays, specifically Meagan Kangas, held leading scorer Zoey McGeshick to just three, a season low.
DB (5-13) plays Baraga Monday in the first round of the district tournament at Jeffers. The Bays won the JV game.
E-TC has a regular season game to go, where it can clinch sole possession of the Porcupine Mountain Conference by winning at Watersmeet tonight.
Ewen-TC 11 5 11 8 - 35
Dollar Bay 11 6 15 6 - 38
Ewen-Trout Creek - Molly Niemi 7, Becca Warnke 2, Zoey McGeshick 3, Sam Robl 14, Brittany Suomumaki 9; FT: 10-20; Fouls: 13; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Robl 1.
Dollar Bay - Julia Daavettila 18, Carli Daavettila 5, Jamie Sertich 8, Meagan Kangas 3, Sam Ozanich 4; FT: 3-8; Fouls: 14; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: J. Daavettila 1, C. Daavettila 1.
Ontonagon 44, Ironwood 38
ONTONAGON - The Gladiators will have some motivation to start the district tournament better than they finished the regular season after a less-than-stellar, but successful, regular season win over Ironwood.
"We had a ton of turnovers and a ton of missed free throws and other shots. I think we should be fortunate we put this one in the 'W' column," Ontonagon coach Dick Franti said.
The teams deadlocked at 19 at half but Ontonagon was a shade better in the third (10-6) and fourth (15-13) quarters, led by a team-high 17 points from Brooke Turin.
"Brooke ended up bailing us out. She scored eight of her 17 in the fourth quarter. She hit some key free throws and made a couple of buckets that gave us breathing space," Franti said.
Ironwood got a combined 28 points from the frontcourt duo of Korrie Trier (18) and Emily DiGiorgio (10).
The Gladiators enter tournament play 13-7 and will play Wednesday at Jeffers against the winner of Dollar Bay and Baraga in the Class D district semifinals. Ontonagon won the JV game.
Ironwood 8 11 6 13 - 38
Ontonagon 8 11 10 15 - 44
Ironwood - Jessica Mukavitz 1, Jessica Gering 3, Kassie Huotari 6, Korrie Trier 18, Emily DiGiorgio 10; FT: 6-11; Fouls: 23: Fouled out: Katie Erickson, Huotari, Gering; 3-point field goals: Huotari 1, Trier 1.
Ontonagon - Brooke Turin 17, Bobbi Ross 7, Chelsea Truscott 5, Amber Luokka 5, Rebecca Karttunen 6, Lori Wardynski 4; FT: 14-31; Fouls: 18; Fouled out: none; 3-point field goals: Turin 1, Luokka 1.